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CNN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. first, president obama saying it is a very, very good sign. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> the old rate, 8.1%. the new number, 7.8%. that's the best since barack obama took office and it's certainly positive news for his re-election hopes because no president has been re-elected with an unemployment rate above 8% since roosevelt in the 1830s. erin herself has made this point many times. >> the unemployment rate may be high, but the the absolute number is not what matters when it comes to getting re-elected. that's about to trend. every president running since world war ii has won when the rate was falling and lost when it was going up. best example, get ready. >> it's morning again in america. today, more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country's history. with interest rates at about half the record highs of 1980. >> yeah, you know what ad was for. that was ronald reagan, who won the election with a rate of 7.4%. so, the question is, can mr. obama win one like the giper or is the
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
weak debate performance. here was president barack obama today. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. (cheers) >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> and here is governor romney's reaction to the same number. >> the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. and if you just drop out of the work force, if you just give up and say i can't go back to work, i'm going to stay home and drop out altogether, why, you're no longer part of the employment statistics, so looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> the president clearly sees today's numbers good news for his campaign, but eric you've been digging into the numbers. can you help us dig a little deeper. what do the numbers say? >> there's something in here that i really, honestly
Current
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> obama: this morning we found out that the unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest level since i office. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> eliot: not if you're mitt romney. the g.o.p. contender talked down the jobs numbers and the economy at an abingdon, virginia, rally. >> romney: there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> eliot: mitt just can't stand good news on the economy, and neither can his friends on the right, including knocks fuss anchor stuart varney who suspect politics were behind the jobs numbers. >> oh how convenient that the rate dropped below 8% for the in 43 months five weeks before the election. >> eliot: unbelievable jobs numbers, these guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. tw
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
go to our website under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio, will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly address he called on republicans in congress to work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organizat
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
arraignment will be tuesday morning. >>> and president obama reportedly getting a boost on one hand, and doing damage control on the other. he is riding high on lower unemployment numbers. but also trying to recover from his poorly reviewed showing at the first presidential debate with mitt romney. >>> meanwhile, romney's team is claiming a big supporter bounce since that debate. they say they have raised more than 12 million dollars in just the past 48 hours. >>> and people of venezuela, traveling to one of six offices in the u.s. where they can vote in tomorrow's election. volunteers say at least 7,000 will go to new orleans from florida, to cast ballots. the current president, hugo chavez, running for another six-year term, first elected president in 1998. >>> and a rocket from a private company set to launch tomorrow carrying supplies from the international space station. this space flight is huge, because it is the first contracted cargo re-supply flight in nasa's history. the others were scheduled at 8 p.m. eastern. >>> and a group of military wives making quite a statement as
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
president obama and mitt romney. so, let's bring in melanie who is the democratic national committee's press secretary. good morning, melanie. we just showed you the potential clout of latino voters with those numbers, but, as we all know, location, location, location. so, here are the states whe latinos have a major presence. the purple, key battleground states there. the big question, melanie, could the latino voting bloc be the deciding factor in several of these swing states, do you think? >> well, i think they are definitely an important factor in this election cycle and when you look at the issues that latino families care about, health care, education, the economy, the president stands leaps and bounds ahead of mitt romney on those issues. >> let's look at this, you mentioned the economy. the latest orc poll. when asked about economic conditions today, 61% of latino voters said the economy is poor. what do you make of that and how critical is that? >> i think when you look at the president's work to move this country forward, the unemployment rate, for example, is below 8% for t
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly addressed he called on republicans in congress to work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing describe. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman presence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing ind
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
not your attitude about obama people care about, it's your analysis. you came out this morning and asserted, in the a question mark or a question or a concern about a coincidence, you say these chicago guys will do anything so they change the numbers. do you want to take that back? >> no, i don't want to take that back. >> there was assertion that there was jimmying with the numbers, corruption, infiltration, getting to -- it's not funny, jack. you're talking about the president of the united states playing with the bureau of labor statistics numbers. this is nixon stuff, this is what nixon did in the old days. >> chris, don't lose it now. >> i'm not losing it. look at my face. >> i can't see your face. >> do you want to take back the charge? >> no, i don't want to take back one word in that tweet. >> that there was corruption. you assert as of now, 5:00 this afternoon, these chicago guys will do anything, they can't debate so they change numbers. >> i didn't say what they did. i'd say they'd do anything. >> what did they do here? >> they've been calling mitt romney a liar, falseho
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 7:30am EDT
ugly because that is the only thing that barack obama can do. >> and joining me now is bernie thompson. good morning. thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> all right, so, i think most can agree, certainly, that wednesday's debate was certainly a big win for mitt romney, hands down. but observers are still criticizing him, actually, about not giving enough details. so, i want to read to you what a conservative columnist for "new york times" said right after the debate. romney had his share of lines and the stinctions he drew between romney care and obama care and didn't say anything about helping the uninsured. how do you respond to that? is it time for romney to give more specifics? is he having a problem with that? >> easy to criticize both of them for not giving enough specifics. romney has a 59-point economic plan that most people have never looked at. i would say that is probably too specific. i think mitt romney should focus on saying things like, mr. president, we are, you seem to have a problem with profits, which my company made. but most americans have
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
watching abc news, be sure to tune in next week for cynthia mcfadden's interview with michelle obama. we hope you check in for "good morning america." we're always online at abs.
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:35pm PDT
mcfadden's interview with michelle obama. we hope you check in for "good morning america." we're always online at abcnews.com. jimmy kimmel is next. have a great weekend.
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. fight to the finish. election day exactly one month away. president obama handling with a positive jobs report, hoping it will help him keep his job. governor mitt romney says it's too little too late. a legendary business executive claims the books were cooked. >>> skating scandal. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so l
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
emeryville noon on wednesday. for more information go to abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. he put side he talked during the debate. he will be in san francisco on monday night for a fund-raising concert and rally. his weekly address this morning, the president calls on republicans in congress to work with democrats on plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and bill to help families refinance homes. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. its plan that has the supports of independent, non-partisan economists. >>> for the g.o.p., national committee chairman says obama's plan repeats the same, quo quoted, failed policies that have buried the middle-class the last four years. >>> more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for ever
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
watching cbs "this morning saturday". >>>. >>> president obama is hearing it from alcides about his performance during the first presidential debate. >> romney won. >> your title as president you're entitled to you're own plane, you're own house but not you're own facts. >> so we talked to some body language experts. a lot of people say body language plays so heavily in how people perceive these debates. we'll speak with former fbi body language expert about the next move for both candidate before they get back into stage. it could play heavily how we see things going forward and how these debates, how the perception of them goes forward. >> it's not just what you say but how you say it. stay with us this is cbs "this morning saturday." we'll be right back. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just th
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
michelle obama. we hope you check in for "good morning america." we're alwaysin
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
year, one number has many interpretations. president obama told a fairfax, virginia, crowd this: >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he said there's more work to be done to help middle class families and said that's why he is running for re- election. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in virginia the country hasn't mer enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we have been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september slower than the growth earlier in the summer. romney pointed out the unemployment rate doesn't reflect people who stopped looking for work. >> if the same share of people were participating until the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected, why, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: 8.8 million lost jobs during the recession. just under half of those jobs have been a
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
his weekly podcast this morning argued that it is just more proof that obama's policies had failed. >> we created fewer jobs in september than in august, and fewer jobs in august than in july. and we've lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since president obama took office. if not for all the people who had simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11%. >> joining us now is anne kornblut of "the washington post" is and author of "the cracked ceiling," and jonathan allen, politico's senior washington correspondent. first, anne, jon, thank you both for joining us. the drop from 8.1 to 7.8 sounds like a pretty large drop. mitt romney argues it's because of all the people that have stopped looking. but is romney in a bind, because he can no longer use the argument that the unemployment rate hasn't gone below 8% under president obama. >> and he's also in a bind, because there are many experts now who are saying it's not because of the people who have stopped looking. there were some past months where the numbers were revised upwards. so these l
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
with voters in places like ohio and iowa. this morning they started a more formal prep. rob portman of ohio who has run high marks for his portrayal of governor obama in governor romney's first prep debate sessions arrived late last night. this morning they did a full debate session prep session. we expect to see a lot more of that in the weeks leading up to the debate. this campaign after going through 19 debates in the primary season knows how important the face offs can be in changing the narrative. >> nbc campaign garrett hakke with the romney campaign in florida. thank you very much for that update. >>> the latest poll shows an extremely tight race in the sunshine state. it is a statistical dead heat with president obama leading 47% to 46%. joining me now is scott arseno, executive director of the florida democratic party, and lenny curry, chairman of the state's republican party. thanks to both of you. len. >> thank you so much. >> lenny, let's start with you. republican supporters have suggested someone may have cooked the books. big conspiracy theories surrounding this whole th
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
in this morning's commitment 2012. >> at a rally in virginia, a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job report. >> more americans entered the work force. more are getting jobbed. >> the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it had been below 8% in his presidency. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> political points is what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> the president calls his policies going forward. i call them forewarned. >> the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states -- that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force. we're creating more jobs. >> on social media, some conservatives accuse the obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. jack welch wrote, unbelievable job numbers. the chicago guys will do anything, can't debate? they'll change the numbers. >> it's lead yous to hear that statement. >> the secretary of labo
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
for their debate opponent before the debates? president obama has had john kerry playing the role of mitt romney in his debate preparation. mr. romney's stand-in for president obama is ohio senator rob portman. today i spent the morning with the man who was playing the part of vice president joe biden in paul ryan's practice sessions for the vice presidential debate next week. seriously. not kidding. seriously. want to know what happened? that's next. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use le
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
obama is ohio senator rob portman. today i spent the morning with the man who was playing the part of vice president joe biden in paul ryan's practice sessions for the vice presidential debate next week. seriously. not kidding. seriously. want to know what happened? that's next. >>> the next debate is the vice presidential debate between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. it is set for next thursday. vice president biden's debate practice sessions he's got democratic congressman chris van hollen of maryland playing the role of paul ryan for the purpose of practice. in mr. ryan's debate practices the role of vice president joe biden is being played by celebrated conservative attorney and former george w. bush solicitor general ted olson. ted olson is not your average former bush administration official. he is the former bush administration official who's been leading the legal effort to overturn california's ban on gay marriage and maybe every state's ban on gay marriage. he is very, very, very, very conservative. but he is on the pro gay side of this marriage fight. t
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
election year,,one number has &pmany interpretations. president obama told a faarffx virginia crowd this: this morning, we foond out the uneeployment rate is the lowwst since i took office. (cheers) he aid theee's more work to be done to help miidle class families, and said that's why he's rrnning forrre- election. today's news is not a reason tootry to ttlk down the economy to score a few political pointss it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. mmtt romney told supporters in abingdon virginia, the coonnry hasn't better. we donnt have to stay closely watcced unemployment report........the occober numbers are sst to come out just four days beffre election day.... &pa high school student in philadeephia says she felt humiliattd by how a teacher reacted to her politicalt-shirt. sam awluccywore a romney-ryan campaign hirt to lass friday. that's when she sayssher honors geometry teachee pingled her out. sam says thee teacher callld in an assistant... who prrtended to draw on her shhrt with a marker... ...then demanded she take it off - saying this is a democ
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
which split between obama and mccain in 2008. he spent this morning with rob portman his debate coach to do a little debate prep. they are expecting a much different president obama to show up a week from tuesday. one advisory the chicago obama to show up. in the meantime, he continues to carry on the momentum. she working the i-4 corridor where elections is won or lost in the state of florida. heights the differences between himself and zeroing in on taxes. >> for instance, he is going to raise taxes. vice president blurted out the truth. they plan on raising taxes trillion. they have already raised them a trillion. that is increases on taxes on small business, among other things. that will mean less jobs. >> reporter: on the campaign trail in ohio, president obama appeared to have a lot of fire that he seemed to be lacking on tuesday night. and accusing romney at shocking dishonesty and even though the deputy campaign acknowledged that tax cut would not be nearly 5 trillion dollars, it's something that the president repeated in cleveland. >> we put two wars a two tax cuts on a
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the president today and has the latest from the trail. >> reporter: for president obama it was a much needed shot in the arm. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [ cheering and applause ] >> speaking at george mason university in fairfax the president held up the new 7.8% unemployment rate as proof that his policies are working. >> but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. nts. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: >> but across the state in abington, virginia, mitt romney cast doubt on those numbers. >> the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as on the day the president was elected, or unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> the president's fairfax speechad been aimed at his record on women's issues, a group i says has been helped by his healthcare -- he says has been helped by his healthcare reform law. >
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. president obama broke the news to supporters during a rally in virginia today. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> the president made clear the economy is not out of the woods. it's never going to be out of the woods. look where we're going. there are still a lot of people who are waiting for the recovery to reach them. >> we've still got too many friends and neighbors who are looking for work. there are too many middle class families that are still struggling to pay the bills. they were struggling long before the crisis hit. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> this has been a long road for america. sometimes i think as americans we're almost in denial as to where we were. here's the bottom line. the september rate is lower than the unemployment rate when barack obama took office in 2009 of januar
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
which came out this morning showing the economy adding 114,000 jobs last month, and the jobless rate falling by .3 to 7.8%. that would be the lowest since president obama took office. now, before we get into what jack welch tweeted, here's how president obama reacted to the economic news. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy just to try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> president obama on the campaign trail today. now here's what mitt romney said. >> the unemployment rate as you know this year has come down very, very slowly but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> he went on to say the country can do better, which is about what you would expect him to say, same as you would expect president obama to say what he said. that's the way the two sides do it, year in, year out, campaign after campaign. what no one
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
unemployment. >>> and lost a vote. that's coming up in office politics. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to weekends with alex witt. we'll get to what's happening out there. politics from the front page. new word from president obama and mitt romney on the latest jobs numbers. the president hailing the 7.8% number as a sign of a recovering economy. a .3% drop from last month. mitt romney, meanwhile, downplaying it. >> we learned the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the work force. more americans are getting jobs. too many of our friends and neighbors are still looking for work or struggling to pay the bills. many of them since long before the crisis hit. we owe it to them to keep moving forward. we've come too far to turn back now. >> you realize the number of people in america, the participation of our adults in the work force were the same as when we got elected our unemployment rate would be about 11%. people in this country are having a hard time finding a job. people in this country are having a hard time making en
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of wednesday's edition of "good morning america" for the ailing anchor, robin roberts. the network is also pursuing first lady michelle obama for a similar hosting gig. >>> and president obama is setting off the blink meter during his first debate. according to a smart politics analysis, president obama blinked at a rate of 70.8 times per minute. that is a thousand more than mitt romney during the course of that debate. psych physiologists say that since 1980, the candidate who blinked the least during the debates went on to win the popular vote. there are exceptions, though. in 2004, president george w. bush not only blinked more in the debate against senator john kerry, he also won re-election, so there you go. >>> up next, getting in the way of democracy. the latest news that could affect who might get stopped on their way to the voting booth during election day. this is msnbc. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those ve
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
>>> good morning from new york. aim chris hayes. five suspects arrived in the united states early this morning to face terrorism-related charges after being extradited from the u.k. in his weekly address president obama hit people on fighting to deregulate. right now it's my great pleasure to be joined by nobel prize winning economist, joseph stiglitz. the price of inequality, how today's divided society eng dangers our future. and joy reid. dedrick muhammad and msnbc contributor karen hunter formerly of the new york and daily news editorial board. now a distinguished lecturer at the film and lecture department at hunter college. mitt romney delivered what appeared to be a pretty stunning victory in the first presidential debate wednesday night. he did this by using a time tested tactic that came as a surprise because it usually happens during the conventions, moving to the middle. at times, romney even got to the left of the president simply by denying, disowning, or apparently abandoning many of the policies he has spent many of the last years competing with. if he was caught of
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
♪ ♪ >> "the wall street journal" reports this morning -- the story notes that increase the number of volunteers working for the campaign. president obama stopped in virginia to highlight the new unemployment figure which dropped. speaking of the unemployment figure, 114 jobs were created according to the department and not only can you comment on that new figure in our first 45 minutes but we also would like you to talk about your job status. did you gain a job or lose one? tellus kilobit about where you stand as far as jobs are concerned -- tell us a little bit about where you stand as far as jobs are concerned. the numbers are on your screen -- social media is available to you as well -- a look at some of the newspapers nationwide reflecting the number that was reported by the labor department. if you take a look at some of the newspapers, they broke it down statistically what happened as far as the labor picture. this is a breakdown from " the new york times" -- you can take a look at the demographics for unemployment -- that is some of the individual breakdowns from the labor pic
FOX
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
president obama returns to the bay area on monday, this morning, he spoke about the need to keep america moving forward. >> we owe it to them to keep moving forward. we've come too far to turn back now. we have made too much progress to return to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place doctor. >> in his weekly address, he says there are signs the economy is bouncing back. he pointed to yesterday's jobs report, which showed the nation's unemployment at 7.8%. that's the loy he lowest -- lowt figure since january 2009. he said businesses have added 5.2 million jobs in the past two and a half years. he will. >> attend a star studded concert tomorrow. the president also has a fund-raiser with former president bill clinton. on monday, as we said, president obama will announce the establishment of the caesar chavez monument. elf's -- he will arrive in the afternoon. there's a funds racing concert with john legend, and $20,000 a plate dinner. alex smith is expected to attend. >>> still basking in the success of wednesday's presidential debate, republican nominee mitt r
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
in at 7.8%, that's a drop of 0.3 from august. the obama and romney campaign jumped on these figures and, of course, they came down on opposite sides. cnn political editor paul steinhauser joining us this morning. good morning, paul. so there's one month, hard to believe, till election day, and no issue bigger than jobs, right? >> no doubt about that, randi, and you're right. after what you could consider a tough week for the president coming out of that debate in denver the jobs numbers are a good sign for his re-election bid, a happy sign for the re-election team, but for mitt romney this is fascinating, landi, because the unemployment rate is below 8% for the first time since barack obama came into the white house back in january of 2009. you have heard mitt romney on the campaign trail over and over again, over the last year and a half running for the white house, criticize this president on jobs for the unemployment rate being over 8%. now it is under 8%. now it's time for mr. romney to have to pivot from his favorite line. take a listen to both candidates on the campaign trail
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
strategist hillary rosen. hillary, good morning. both critics and support efforts of president obama say he was off in the debate. we've got numbers that simultaneously give the president a boost on the economy and take away key republican line of attack that we all have learned well that, nation's unemployment rate remains above 8%. 31 days from now, hillary, what is going to resonate more with voters? will it be style or substance? >> that's a great question, randi, because i think that, you know, there was a lot of theater, not just on the stage the other night, but, you know, in the mediate next day and people talking about performances, but i think when we look at kind of dial groups from undecided voters and even the cnn groups and other independent groups, you know, what people said was, okay, mitt romney won the debate on -- on style, but it didn't change their mind about the election, and i think voters are really looking for answers, like these jobs reports i think are -- are significant, and that's why the republicans are doing everything they can to discredit them because what w
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